Risk perceptions of cyber-security and precautionary behaviour

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dc.contributor.author van Schaik, Paul
dc.contributor.author Jeske, Debora
dc.contributor.author Onibokun, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Coventry, Lynne
dc.contributor.author Jansen, Jurjen
dc.contributor.author Kusev, Petko
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-14T14:47:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-14T14:47:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-29
dc.identifier.citation van Schaik, P., Jeske, D., Onibokun, J., Coventry, L., Jansen, J. and Kusev, P. (2017) 'Risk perceptions of cyber-security and precautionary behaviour', Computers in Human Behavior, 75, pp. 547-559. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.05.038 en
dc.identifier.volume 75 en
dc.identifier.startpage 547 en
dc.identifier.endpage 599 en
dc.identifier.issn 0747-5632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4079
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.chb.2017.05.038
dc.description.abstract A quantitative empirical online study examined a set of 16 security hazards on the Internet and two comparisons in 436 UK- and US students, measuring perceptions of risk and other risk dimensions. First, perceived risk was highest for identity theft, keylogger, cyber-bullying and social engineering. Second, consistent with existing theory, significant predictors of perceived risk were voluntariness, immediacy, catastrophic potential, dread, severity of consequences and control, as well as Internet experience and frequency of Internet use. Moreover, control was a significant predictor of precautionary behaviour. Methodological implications emphasise the need for non-aggregated analysis and practical implications emphasise risk communication to Internet users. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Risk perception en
dc.subject Precautionary behaviour en
dc.subject Information security en
dc.subject Cyber-security en
dc.subject Non-aggregate data analysis en
dc.title Risk perceptions of cyber-security and precautionary behaviour en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Debora Jeske, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, T: +353 21 90 3000, E: d.jeske@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-05-29
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Computers in Human Behavior en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress d.jeske@ucc.ie en


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